Walk Alone

Tagore’s English translation

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou of evil luck,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou of evil luck,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.

If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou of evil luck,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekla_Chalo_Re

From a Bengali-Indian Poet – Tagore who won the Nobel Prize in 1914

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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